If you enjoy live music, or festival hopping, or both, then surely you know we’re just days away from Lollapalooza 2017. The four-day Chicago music extravaganza — which seems to grow in size every year — brings together heavy hitters like Lorde, Chance the Rapper and The Killers with upstart indie bands like Hippo Campus and Mondo Cozmo. Whether you’re braving all four days, dressing in style to take on an afternoon or planning out your schedule down to the minute, it’s crucial you look your best. Below, find our tips and tricks for taking on Lollapalooza in style — like, big-time style.
GO FOR CASUAL, BREEZY STYLE
Not anywhere near as laidback as a tank top — and a heck of a lot better-looking — the visually interesting cut of this Mark McNairy Samuel Short-Sleeve Shirt is a winner. What with a slightly larger collar and a versatile khaki color, you’ll be glad you’re wearing it — it looks great on its own or underneath a rock-inspired denim jacket. Perfect for a fast-paced festival like Lollapalooza.
DARK DENIM ALWAYS WORKS
While you should likely pack shorts for your trip, there’s no place at a festival where dark denim won’t work. You get rock-ready style points and the added benefit of a little extra protection for a breezy night when the sun sets.
GREAT OUTERWEAR IS A MUST
Again, if the day or night turns breezy (or worse, rainy), you’re going to want outerwear that’s stylish, effective and versatile. A cotton denim jacket checks all of those boxes and adds some festival-ready edge to your ensemble.
STAY ON TIME — STYLISHLY
There’s no need to go too big or too fancy with the watch you’re wearing to a festival. Staying on time is critical, and yet getting around with ease and style in mind is just as important. That’s where the durable, classic and clean Timex x Todd Snyder Military Watch comes into play.
STICK WITH COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR
Sneakers, especially of-the-moment high-top kicks, are the go-anywhere footwear option for festival season. Rugged enough to stand up to a rock show, light enough for a little late-night dancing and particularly stylish with dark, perfectly faded denim.